Israel Feels Pride but Senses Peril as U.S. Moves Embassy

Source: The New York Times

JERUSALEM — When Israel declared its independence in 1948, President Harry Truman rushed to recognize it. He took just 11 minutes, and Israelis, about to go to war to defend their infant state, were euphoric.


Seventy years to the day — and nearly as long since Israel declared the holy city of Jerusalem its “eternal capital” — the United States will formally open its embassy on a hilltop here two miles south of the Western Wall.

The embassy’s move from Tel Aviv and President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital — reversing decades of American foreign policy — comes at a moment so fraught with both pride and peril that Israelis seem not to know what to feel.

Israelis find it hard to rejoice when they find themselves doing some of the same things they did back in 1948: listening for civil-defense sirens, readying bomb shelters and calling in reinforcements to confront threats to the north, south and east.

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  1. If Allah’s Wills— no one can prevent God’s Wills.
    Allah is the most Knowing all things.

    Million Arab people has been trying to defeat and to expel Jews from Israel—Arab countries failed to defeat Israel— Allah has been favoring Jews that Arab Muslim. Why?

    Because Arab Muslim never be unity , always conflict among themselve—since ancient age— they are Hypocrite, that is why!

    The story of Saudi culture and heritage.
    Allah sent Islam or prophet Muhammad(saw) lead Arab people out of the depth of darkness into light by the their Lord’s leave. Q.14;1. Hold fast, all of you, to the cord of Allah, and be not divided. Remember the blessing of Allah upon you: When you were enemies to each other, and He brought your hearts together, so that, you became brothers through His blessing. You were at the brink of a pit of Fire, then He saved you from it. This is how Allah makes His signs clear to you, so that you may take the right path. Q.3:(103)

    Arab Nation at the Dark Ages.
    Al Quran has described about the condition of Arab People, when Islam was born in ancient Arab tradition around 1400 years ago, at heat desert of Arab as following;
    You can imagine the ancient Arab tradition was very primitive tradition, lack of knowledge. There was no paper and pencil to write Allah’s verses, Allah’s verses were written on animal skin and stone.

    The tent of Prophet Muhammad (saw) and Arab people were made of animal skin as described in Quran (Q)16;82. They moved from one place to another place.

    Arabs were a nation that often occurred conflicts, hostility, kidnapping, raped and civil-wars caused by different ethnicities and religious beliefs. They killed their children foolishly, due to their lack of knowledge QS 6;140.

    Man was encouraged to have many wives QS.4:3, a male could have many slaves, and can be traded etc. QS.24:33. QS,33;50. Woman can not be a leader or imam 4;34.Treat female inequality with male, female will receive half inheritance than male Q 4;11.

    In order woman can not be harmed with heat sand, and can not be abducted or be kidnapped, or raped by unknown man, women have to cover whole her body with cloth except 2 hole at front of her eyes. Q.33;59, Q.24;31

    Women were forbidden to get good education as male does, –forbidden shake hand with a man—forbidden to sit side by side with man—forbidden to walk with a man- Woman have to stay home daylong to raise her kids. Girls forced to marry with old men at age of 11-13. Woman do not have the same freedom as male does. Those who did not follow the ancient Arab tradition will be accused traitor and the will be punished cruelly. Those who commit crime will be punished and will be executed at front of public such as; beheading, amputation, flogging, hanging, and crucifixion.

    How ever Arab people feel so proud to uphold their ancestor tradition from one generation to the next generation.

    Nowadays, Saudi Arabia still ban women to drive car, women have to have a guardian when she go outside. Its unbelievable, women still treat inequality with men.

    All love ❤️

    • Difficult to understand why Somi is going on and on about pre-Islamic Arab customs. Islam brought rights for women for instance 1400 years before they hand those rights in the Western Countries. Why not just emphasize the true Islam?

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